Research and education

The activities of the Geneva Water Hub’s Research and education Function contribute to a better understanding of the challenges of water governance. This Function is part of the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) of the University of Geneva, and collaborates with the UNESCO Chaire in hydropolitics (ISE, UNIGE) the Platform for international water law.

The Geneva Water Hub's Research and education Function is articulated around two interacting axis:

  • It produces and shares a range of educational resources dedicated to improving the understanding of issues related to water governance. You will find open-access resources drawn from a wide range of disciplines and can be of different types (Cartographies, thematic infographics, case studies, policy briefs, Massive Open Online Courses, etc. This platform is designed for a wide audience, from anyone who is interested in water issues, to students or scientists working with water at an operational or a political level. Our goal is to offer a wide range of educational resources, grounded in science, and intended for and accessible to a wide audience. The Platform therefore gathers inovative education programmes using Internet as a relevant vector.

  • The Function also seeks to gather new information on the analysis of both the institutional and political aspect of water governance and hydropolitics. A Research network focuses on the latest thinking and developments in this field. This network reviews existing concepts and frameworks and determines how these can best influence the future of water governance. The findings from this ongoing scientific debate are captured in a multitude of formats – articles published in specialised literature, books, policy notes or case studies. All material are available on this Platform.

We encourage you to use and share the Research and education's resources widely. If you have any requests or remarks, the team at Geneva Water Hub would be happy to hear from you.

You can download the Research and education leaflet below: